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. this is a reaction to what another country is doing to us. china is restraining its currency unilaterally. i wish they were not. i wish they were allowing their currencies to more liberally fluctuate with its true accommodating value. but if they can act unilaterally to hold down their currency, to make their goods seem more expensive for us to purchase, then we have the right to act in our best interests, whether it is unilateral or not, to respond. that way we can give our workers and businesses a fair chance to compete. i did not know if i can ask you a question, mr. secretary, it because you have done remarkably good job of trying to explain how important this relationship with china is. i believe you're trying to speak not just to us and the american people but to the chinese as well. i hope that some of us are able to speak to you and to communicate to the chinese people and government to say that this is not about trying to get on the case of the chinese. we have seen this picture before. we did it over a century ago. people are wondering where we came from when we became number one. i thi
for bringing us all together to talk about these very important issues. i have been asked to talk about racial profiling in the context of emigrants. there have been many waves of american history in which there have been anti-democrat laws and policies, but that the federal and state and city level. starting about five years ago, there has been a more recent wave, and states and cities across the country started proposing and enacting laws that were essentially designed to make life very hard for emigrants and to try to drive them out. in the last five years the state legislators have enacted reject proposed thousands of anti- immigrant laws. -- who have proposed thousands of anti-democrat loss. one of those mentioned here was the pennsylvania law, which is a law that prohibited undocumented immigrants from granting and restricted employment as well. there have been similar laws all across the country in places like farmers branch, texas. riverside, new jersey. in arizona, which is a very active state in this regard, is not the first and will not be the last. several years ago arizona passed
not trust us, they will not keep coming back. continue >> and a month-long look at privacy in communications policy. >> the c-span video library is a great resource to see what is happening in washington. find the most recent events covered, those most watched, and most covered -- all free. >> governor tim pawlenty is widely considered to be contemplating a presidential run in 2012. he recently sat down with c-span to talk about his plans for the future. this is just under 40 minutes. >> has there been a defining moment for you as governor of minnesota? >> probably many, but i will give you two. one is the support we have given to the men and women in a national -- national military, and the national guard. we have stepped up in unprecedented ways to support them. we lead the nation in the beyond the yellow ribbon campaign. the other thing, for minnesota, i am in stick it has been liberal through history, and for me to draw a line on driving down government spending and will be on cutting taxes is something i'm also proud of. >> the president has said that next year in july 2011, it is a tra
. >> or their agencies or departments on the federal level that you would reduce or eliminate? >> in minnesota, we use priority age budget -- priority based budget, and i am proud of my record of cutting spending. minnesota had an average two- year increase of spending of 21% over 40 years. absolutely unsustainable and irresponsible. we cut that down to about 1.7% average spending growth during my time as governor. for the first time in history of my state, we have cut spending in real terms. one of the techniques we have used is priority based budgeting. we make a list of the things that government can and should do, but the most and -- put the most important things on top. in our case it was a military and veterans' families. higher education got cut, social services got cut, some state subsidized health care programs got cut, and much more. you have to be willing to set priorities and make tough decisions. i have a record of doing that in minnesota. >> when republicans had the white house and congress, george w. bush wasanded a budget surplus. do you find fault with both parties? >> is fair to say
their bets in ways that ar not helpful to the u.s. with respect to afghanistan. >> if the military thinks this is a good thing, then what would you say? >> you want to pay heed and gives some deference to the numbers -- members of the military and the leadership, for sure. there is no question about that. i know that president obama and others are starting to back off on that date as a hard deadline for beginning to dramatically reduce troops. they are talking about perhaps it will be a small reduction and they will see what goes on from there in terms of conditions on the ground. even they have backed off that day as a hard day. th is some progress, in my mind. what can we win afghanistan could mark >> we definitely can win in afghanistan. there is a long way to go in iraq, but with the right tactics, leadership, and tragic, we see a good future for iraq. that se hope can be in afghanistan if we follow the direction complete the mission. general petraeus said he thinks he can stall the insurgency's progress or stop it relatively quickly, and then began to turn it back our way. will take
. that is a desperately important process. every single shipper who uses a road is affected by whether this is a fair system or not. that lie in your hands. and hours. i will keep at it. you will keep at it. i'm glad you were there. fairness is fairness and that is what makes america work. with that unique statement, i will adjourn the hearing. but you both very much. >> thank you. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2010] >> there will be a forum on terror hosted by the american enterprise is to it -- institute at live coverage will start of 11:00 a.m. on c-span. ♪ >> this week on "q &a" our guest is warren brown. >> warren brown, you have written about automobiles for 30 years for the washington post." first question, how involved is the u.s. government in determining what we drive in this country? >> very involved from the regulatory the boy. you have safety and emissions controls and that sort of thing. most of those things are determined in terms of the goal of reaching an emissions. , those things are determined by the fed
wanted to walk away, potentially see another million jobs lost. but we said we've got to try. and now u.s. auto industries are profitable again and hiring again, back on their feet again, on the move again. [applause] there were folks who were wondering whether we could hold the banks accountable for what they had done to taxpayers; or were skeptical about whether we could make infrastructure investments and investments in clean energy and investments in education, and hold ourselves accountable for how that money was spent. there was a lot of skepticism about what we were trying to do. and a lot of it was unpopular. but i want to remind everybody here, you did not elect me to do what was popular. you elected me to do what was right. [applause] that's what we've been fighting together for -- to do what's right. [applause] todon't have our finger out the wind to know what's right. that's why we passed health insurance reform that will make it illegal for insurance companies to deny you coverage because of a preexisting condition. [applause] historic reforms that gives over 30 million ameri
is the u.s. government in determining what we drive in this garment? >> the government is very involved. involved. how the car companies reach government goals is pretty much up to them as long as they reach them. safety affects structure, interior development, emissions controls, what happens the treatment of exhaust and the whole fuel economy thing affects everything from the shape to the overall size of the car. >> how did you get started reviewing automobiles? >> i had a very wise colleague at "the washington post" who told me that if i wanted to make it at "the washington post," i had to develop a franchise. i had to do something no one else was doing and do it. and live with it. try to love it, if i could. so that is what i did. i was on a national desk when i petitioned to join a business staff. this was much to the chagrin of my editors who felt i was throwing away my career. throwing away my career. i was lucky enough to have friendship with a guy who thought i was crazy but he gave me space to be crazy. so that helped. >> when did you first get interested in automobiles? i gre
twitter page, twitter.com/c- spanwj. you can also send us an e-mail as well to journal@c-span.org. a little bit more from this "the wall street journal" article. host: union county, south carolina. good morning, daryl. what you think of these new epa imposed smog rules? caller: it is time to start putting the health and the lives of people above the money. and it is just something that it is never a good time for any kind of support to come for these kinds of changes that we need to clean up our environment. host: all right, let me ask you this, please turn down your television so that we do not get that feed back. but let me ask you, in the article the officials have put on hold plans for a new traffic intersection, saying that the south carolina officials concluded it would more than double the costs by requiring it to be built in a clover leaf shape to reduce traffic jams and pollution levels, limiting growth. what do you think about that? this is in south carolina, your own state. caller: to me, these are excuses that they come up with to not make the changes that n
my condolences to the prime minister and his family on the loss of his father? the words he used to express his love for his father touched everyone. today, as we welcome the prime minister back to his place, i also congratulate him and mrs. cameron on the birth of their new baby. let me ask about an issue that is of great concern on both sides of the house -- the trafficking of women and girls for sex. this week, a gang was convicted here in london for bringing girls as young as 13 to this country to be sold for sex. the work of the police and prosecutors has protected young women from that gang, but this evil trade is growing. all parties in the house are united in their abhorrence of it. will the prime minister update us on the work that is being undertaken to stop it? >> i thank the right honorable and learned lady not only for what she said about the serviceman whom we lost in afghanistan but for her very kind words about my father and our new daughter. i am very grateful for what was said last week by the shadow lord chancellor and for the letters that i have received from
be a racist, but you are stupid. us as long as you are stupid, it doesn't matter if he is a racist. that was a lesson that's up with me. that sums up the entire way my parents dealt with race in new orleans. they said it was no excuse. we do not care if somebody calls you the "n" word. if you do not know what you were doing or if you are behaving improperly or you are not trying your best. some people may call that foolish. i call it a blessing. it is how we we're our children as well. not to base your life on what somebody else thinks of you, but to base your life on what you think of yourself and what you want for yourself and what you're doing for other people. >> what did you do differently after your father said you were stupid? bucks i never came home and told him that someone was a racist. if i had a complaint, i made sure that i have researched the complaint early before bringing it to him third. it was the best defense was to know what you were talking about before you started talking about it in his house. i study, that is what i did. i stopped worrying about what i thoug
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